Winsome Pinnock is a playwright and academic who was born in London to parents who were both migrants from Jamaica. Her theatre credits include: The Principles of Cartography (Bush Theatre); Tituba (Hampstead Theatre); Cleaning Up, Taken (Clean Break at Ovalhouse Theatre); IDP, One Under, Water (Tricycle Theatre); The Stowaway (Plymouth Theatre); Beg Borrow or Steal (Kuumba Community Arts Centre); Mules, Water, A Hero’s Welcome, A Rock in Water (Royal Court); Can you Keep a Secret? (NT Connections); Leave Taking (Liverpool Playhouse Theatre; revived at Bush Theatre in 2018); The Wind of Change (Half Moon Theatre); Picture Palace (Women’s Theatre Group). Radio plays include: Clean Trade (Radio 4); Lazarus (BBC Radio 3); Her Father’s Daughter (BBC Radio 4); Let Them Call it Jazz (adapted from Jean Rhys’ short story, BBC Radio 4); Indiana (adapted from novel by George Sand); The Dinner Party (BBC Radio 4); Something Borrowed (BBC Radio 4) and Water (BBC Radio 4). She co-wrote the screenplay Bitter Harvest. Awards include: the George Devine Award, Pearson Plays on Stage Scheme Best Play of the Year Award, Unity Trust Theatre Award. She was also runner-up for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. She was Senior Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University and Writer in Residence at Holloway Prison, Clean Break Theatre Company, Royal Court Theatre, Kuumba Arts Community Centre, Tricycle Theatre, and the National Theatre Studio. She is currently Associate Professor at Kingston University.